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Partner Tuition Benefits

UMass Lowell's Corporate Academic Partnerships deliver financial benefits to eligible employees who enroll in the degrees, certificates or individual credit-bearing courses offered through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies.

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Who is Eligible?

People

Corporate Academic Partners
Employees of corporate academic partners are eligible.
Network

Strategic Academic Partners
Employees in their member networks are eligible.

Which Programs Are Available?

Enrollment Support

Partnership participants are eligible for tuition benefits for credit-bearing certificate and degree programs. Eligibility for tuition benefits includes courses or programs delivered online (including Live Online courses), on-campus or through a mix of these delivery models.

What Tuition Benefits am I Eligible For?

Tuition Credit

UMass Lowell offers tuition credit to students who are employed by one of UMass Lowell's approved corporate or strategic academic partners and who meet their employers' conditions for participating in the program. Eligible students will receive a credit toward each eligible course they request a credit for.

Tuition Credit Application Deadlines

Students must submit a Tuition Credit Request Form before the start of each semester in which they plan to enroll. If the form is not received by UMass Lowell before the start of each semester, the request for tuition credit may be denied.


Payment Deadline

Tuition Credit Deadlines for Approved Participants

Students receiving tuition credit will be subject to the terms of the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement.

Confirm Your Tuition Credit Eligibility in Three Simple Steps

Step 1: Register for courses.

Step 2: Login using your UMass Lowell student email and ID to request Tuition Credit.

Step 3: Complete the secure Docusign tuition credit request form.

Once submitted and eligibility is approved, a service indicator will be placed on the student's SiS account confirming that the Credit is in effect for the term.

Please note that you may not receive the credit if there is a financial hold on your UMass Lowell account, or you have defaulted on a previous tuition payment plan.

Tuition Deferment

UMass Lowell offers tuition deferment if you are employed by one of UMass Lowell's approved corporate or strategic academic partners that meet conditions for participating in the program. If you are eligible to participate in this program, you may defer tuition payments until the completion of the semester with no finance or interest charges. You should not use this program if you use authorizations to bill or third-party vouchers to pay tuition.

Tuition Deferment Application Deadlines

You must submit a Tuition Deferment Agreement before the start of each semester. An authorized representative from your place of employment must sign the agreement. If UMass Lowell does not receive a copy of the signed agreement before the start of each semester, we may deny the request for deferment.


Payment Deadline

Tuition Payment Deadlines for Approved Participants

If you are an enrolled student in the tuition deferment program, you must pay the balance within 30 days after the last day of class. You will be subject to the terms of the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement. Please note that not all corporate, academic partners participating in UMass Lowell's tuition deferment program will reimburse you for the total cost of enrollment.

Confirm Your Tuition Deferment Program Eligibility in Three Simple Steps

Step 1: Register for courses.

Step 2: Login using your UMass Lowell student email and ID to request Tuition Deferment.

Step 3: Complete the secure Docusign tuition deferment request form.

  1. The tuition deferment Docusign request form can route to your supervisor or HR representative for approval. The following information is required:
    1. Supervisor or HR Representative's
      1. Name and title
      2. Official work email
      3. Contact phone number
  2. A sponsorship letter confirming eligibility to receive tuition reimbursement from an employer or approved third-party tuition management organization may accompany tuition deferment requests.

Once submitted and eligibility is approved, a service indicator will be placed on your SiS account confirming that the deferment is in effect for the term.

Reminder: You are encouraged to mark your calendar to adhere to the agreement and pay the balance by the 30-day deadline.

Please note that you will not be eligible to participate in the tuition deferment program if there is a financial hold on your UMass Lowell account or you have defaulted on a previous Tuition Deferment Agreement.

Tuition Vouchers

UMass Lowell may accept tuition vouchers or other authorized payment documentation from approved Tuition Program Management vendors administering an employer's tuition assistance. If you receive reimbursement directly from their employer or a Tuition Program Management vendor, you must pay the charges by the bill's due date or apply for tuition deferment.

Please note that not all corporate academic partners participating in UMass Lowell's tuition voucher program will cover the total cost of enrollment. Therefore, you are responsible for paying the balance not covered by your employer's voucher by the due date on the bill. You are subject to the terms of the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement.

To Activate Your Benefits:

If you are an employee of an approved corporate academic partner and have questions about activating your benefits, please contact Corporate_Education@uml.edu.

To Become a Corporate Academic Partner:

To discuss how your organization can benefit from an academic partnership with UMass Lowell, please contact Thomas Clark, Corporate Education Business Coordinator.

Submit Your Tuition Voucher in Three Simple Steps

Step 1: Register for courses.

Step 2: Login using your UMass Lowell student email and ID to submit Tuition Voucher.

Step 3: Submit the tuition voucher provided by your employer or an approved third-party tuition management organization.

You will receive an email notification from UMass Lowell approving or declining the tuition voucher.

Please note that you will not be eligible to participate in the program if a financial hold is on your UMass Lowell account.

Be aware that company tuition benefits may affect your financial aid award packages, such as grants and scholarships. Therefore, financial aid may be adjusted.

Tuition Vouchers for Non-Credit Professional Trainings

Before enrolling in a non-credit professional training program such as Project Management, Leadership Academy, or Plastics Engineering, please email Corporate_Education@uml.edu for instructions on submitting vouchers.

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